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Bulaqi, son of Hoshang

Shah-Jahan honouring Prince Dara-Shikoh at his wedding (12 February 1633) / Bulaqi, son of Hoshang. 1656-57

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The wedding of Prince Dara-Shukoh took place in the Agra Fort on 12 February 1633. It was the first grand ceremony at the Mughal court after the death of Shah‑Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal (for whom he built the Taj Mahal as a tomb).These paintings depict the sehra-bandi, a Hindu wedding tradition adopted by the Mughals, in which a veil (sehra) is fastened around the groom’s forehead to protect him from the evil eye.